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(tɑˈkloʊ bɑn)

a seaport on NE Leyte, in the central Philippines. 102,523.
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Under the proposal, the department intends to build a 2.87-kilometer, four-lane road that will start from San Jose-Candahug Road in Tacloban City to Maharlika Highway in Barangay Campetic, Palo, Leyte, traversing the village of Pawing.
Tacloban: Pope Francis was forced on Saturday to flee a fierce storm in the Philippines that killed a papal volunteer, cutting short a mercy mission to weeping survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon.
TACLOBAN (CyHAN)- On 8 November Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, one month on, survivors are slowly picking up the pieces.
"I want to return to Tacloban. I want to die there," said Briccio Aguilos, 84, a former judge of a regional trial court.
The 62-year-old visited Tacloban with a group of women who set up a grassroots relief movement called Kusog Tacloban.
Hoping to lift the spirits of thousands of people left homeless by a deadly typhoon in the Philippines, cable operators on Saturday set up TV screens in Tacloban to broadcast Manny Pacquiao's fight.
Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala, a spokesman for the Philippine military, said 52 military and civilian vehicles were travelling to Tacloban City, the capital of Leyte province, from various points.
The aid effort was still patchy, with relief officials reporting a surge in desperate, hungry survivors trying to leave the coastal city of Ormoc, 105 west of Tacloban, the worst-affected major city.
CNN News Reporter Anderson Cooper tweeted Tuesday that no evidence of relief and rescue efforts can be seen in the storm-ravaged city of Tacloban in the Central Philippines after it was hit by super typhoon Haiyan.
TACLOBAN, Philippines -- Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking to be evacuated.